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Oral history interview with Regina Drevinskienė

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1998.A.0221.99 | RG Number: RG-50.473.0099

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    Oral history interview with Regina Drevinskienė


    Interview Summary
    Regina Drevinskienė, born in 1927 in Braškių, Lithuania, describes the prewar Jewish community of Biržai, Lithuania, including their relationships with her family; prewar antisemitic acts by local townspeople; Jewish families fleeing to the Soviet Union in 1941; restrictions placed on the Jewish community during the German occupation; the relocation of her family after the establishment of the ghetto; local collaborators who assisted in the persecution of Jews; the living conditions in the ghetto; witnessing a roundup of Jews into the synagogue; details of the mass shooting of Jews; the looting of Jewish owned homes and belongings; local townspeople living in Jewish owned homes; and Jewish child who survived the Holocaust in hiding.
    Regina Drevinskienė
    Alicija Žukauskaitė
    interview:  2004 September 09
    creation: Birz?ai (Lithuania)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation

    Physical Details

    1 videocassette (DVCAM) : sound, color ; 1/4 in..

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Drevinskienė, Regina.
    Corporate Name
    Baltaraiščiai (Group)

    Administrative Notes

    This is a witness interview of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's Perpetrators, Collaborators, and Witnesses: The Jeff and Toby Herr Testimony Initiative, a multi-year project to record the testimonies of non-Jewish witnesses to the Holocaust. The interview was directed and supervised by Nathan Beyrak.
    Funding Note
    The production of this interview was made possible by Jeff and Toby Herr.
    The cataloging of this oral history interview has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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